Her third studio album is due for release later this year.
And to whet her fans’ appetite, Nicki Minaj has released a snippet of the music video for the record’s lead single Pill N Potions.
The 31-year-old sings alongside rapper The Game – who appears shirtless – in the short clip, which she posted after appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday morning.
Getting steamy: Nicki Minaj appears alongside a shirtless man in a snippet from her new music video for Pill N Potions released Friday
The rapper posted a 46-second snippet of the new video to her Instagram page.
It starts with her smoking a cigarette, sporting thick black eyeliner and loose, straight hair.
‘I’m angry but I still love you,’ she croons, images flashing by showing her in different outfits.
She later wears tiny white shorts paired with a sleeveless white top, her dark hair loose and straight over her shoulders. The Game seen half out of the frame, shirtless and wearing jeans.
Smoking it up: The 30-year-old is seen puffing on a cigarette at the start of the clip
Toned-down: Nicki abandons her wild persona for the low-key music video
She then wears a skimpy black number as she sits, hugging herself, her head turned up and her eyes closed.
Finally she dons a yellow raincoat sporting brown polka dots and dons bunny ears.
‘I still love,’ she sings on repeat.
Cool effects: Nicki is seen crying silver in the video .
Playful: Nicki then wears a yellow raincoat sporting brown polka dots and dons bunny ears.
Nicky appeared on GMA to promote the new video, and she showed off her toned legs in a chic animal print dress.
She added gold Chelsea Paris ‘Sosa’ stilettos and wore her dark hair loose and straight.
Nicki added a pop of colour with bright yellow nail polish as she introduced the video.
Demure for her: Nicki wore her dark hair loose and straight and sported black eyeliner and glossy nude lips
Nicki has raised eyebrows with her toned-down look of late.
She said that such a stylistic choice is compatible with the tone of her upcoming third studio album.
‘The album is more personal, so the look being stripped down goes really well with the third album,’ Nicki recently told Power 105.1 Breakfast Club.
‘I always planned to do it at this time. It didn’t just come about now; I just always thought in my head that my third album I would want to go back to my real hair.’
When asked why she thinks other female rappers aren’t having as much success as her, Nicki replied: ‘I feel like I have opened that door in the industry.
Part of the plan: The rapper says her new stripped-down image keeps with the tone of her new album
‘To be honest, I think there are women that do their thing and for whatever reason they don’t get the recognition.
‘But that’s something you have to take up with pop culture and it has nothing really to do with me. I can’t really speak for anybody’s grind or how pop culture receives people.
‘To answer your question, no I’m really not surprised because even when I was grinding and putting out tapes and stuff, it was hard for me.
‘It takes a lot of work. It doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s not a female-friendly business. Hip hop is not female friendly at all.’
Nicki has just released a new song called Pills N Potions, the lead single from her upcoming third album, The Pink Print.